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Schantz, Joan Elizabeth.

Full body studio portrait of Joan Elizabeth Schantz, aged four years and eleven months. Joan is seen in a dress with a bow in her hair, seated with legs bent at side.

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Schantz family.

Nine glass plate negatives showing a variety of images. Included are landscapes of a forest, a lake and a creek, possibly taken in Victoria Park, as well as an image of a rose, of a woman standing in a dress, and a postmortem image of a coffin with a deceased man in it.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

Nine dry glass plate negatives showing various images. Five of the plates show images of Arthur Schantz, Eli Brubacher and Herbert Schantz, Franklin Abram Schantz and Edgar Clemens that are recognizable from positives elsewhere in the fonds. They are possibly from when Arthur was working for Schneuker photography studio. The remaining images are of unidentified portraits. Images were originally housed in a box of "Stanley" brand dry plate negatives.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

Two dry glass plate negatives. One shows a marble bust of Sir John Alexander Macdonald, seen in partial profile, and the other shows a copy of the Ladies Home Journal. Both were originally housed in a box of "Stanley" brand dry plate negatives.

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Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church choir.

Group portrait of the Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church choir, which was led by A.O. Bowman.

Back row: Ed Clemens, Frank Schantz, Arthur Schantz, Eli Brubacher.

Middle row: Aggie Brubacher, Lizzie Groh, A.O. Bowman, Lizzie Musselman.

Front row: Sophie Schantz, Susanna Musselman, Rosetta Lautenschlager, Ella Weaver.

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Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church choir.

Group portrait of the Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church choir, which was led by A.O. Bowman.

Back row: Ed Clemens, Frank Schantz, Arthur Schantz, Eli Brubacher.

Middle row: Aggie Brubacher, Lizzie Groh, A.O. Bowman, Lizzie Musselman.

Front row: Sophie Schantz, Susanna Musselman, Rosetta Lautenschlager, Ella Weaver.

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Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church choir.

Group portrait of the Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church choir, which was led by A.O. Bowman.

Back row: Ed Clemens, Frank Schantz, Arthur Schantz, Eli Brubacher.

Middle row: Aggie Brubacher, Lizzie Groh, A.O. Bowman, Lizzie Musselman.

Front row: Sophie Schantz, Susanna Musselman, Rosetta Lautenschlager, Ella Weaver.

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Schantz family and friends.

Photograph of Schantz family members and friends outside of the home of Mrs. McNamee, who lived in Morton Park along with the Schantz's. The group is see at the side of a house standing between a three trees.

Back row: Sophie Schantz, Arthur Schantz, "Jed" Moore [?], Lor Brown, Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Frank Thompson and Clara Robbins, seen standing with a bicycle built for two.

Middle Row: Carrie Flagler Schantz, Annie Payne Brown, Mrs. McNamee [?].

Front Row: Marshall Dutton, Ruth Schantz, Edwina Meaney, Laura Gardin, Robert Brown, Geradline Meaney.

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Schantz, Etta and Sophie, and friends.

Group studio portrait of Etta (standing, far left) and Sophie Schantz (standing, second from right) with ten friends. One of the group is standing at far right, apart from the rest, wearing a picture hat and carrying a case. Another member of the group is seated with a piece of paper, possibly a folded newspaper, on lap that can not be identified.

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Schantz, Sophie and kindergarten class.

Photograph of Sophie Schantz standing with her kindergarten class and two other adults, likely teachers, in Chicago. The teachers are all white but the children are racially diverse including Black, Brown and white students. Several of the children have shaved heads.

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Schantz, Tobias.

Two identical head and shoulder studio portraits of Tobias Schantz with long beard seen looking at camera.

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Schantz, Tobias.

Two identical copies of a full body studio portrait of Tobias Schantz, showing him with his book agent's accoutrements: hat, cane and book sample case.

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Schantz, Worth.

Full body studio portrait of Worth Schantz, age twelve weeks. Worth is seen propped in a chair wearing a long white gown and looking toward camera.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Upper body studio portrait of Ruth Schantz, four years of age, seen looking off camera.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Two identical full body studio portrait of Ruth Schantz, four years of age, seated on a stool with fingers interlaced on top of crossed legs and looking off camera.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of Ruth Schantz seen looking at camera with a slight smile.

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White, Dorothy and Ruth Schantz.

One snapshot of Ruth holding her newborn cousin Dorothy. Image of the children is only 5 cm (diam) surrounded by a border of leaves. Photograph is possibly a photogram.

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[Schantz home in Port Elgin, Ontario?].

Card photograph possibly of the exterior of the Schantz house in Port Elgin, Ontario. Shows a wood frame house with a porch and a wooden fence. Standing out front are one adult and five children, one of whom is holding a bicycle.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Photograph of Ruth Schantz on an illustrated mount. The photograph consists of four separate shots of Ruth in different poses that have been developed together as one photograph and mounted on a large board around which Carrie Flagler Schantz has painted pink flowers. The mount is dated September 30, 1899 and includes two lines from the poem, Seven Times One by Jean Ingelow: “I've said my seven times over and over; Seven times one are seven.”

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Schantz, Ruth and Worth.

Photograph of Ruth and Worth Schantz. Ruth is seen seated, with right arm over chair arm, and Worth is standing with head in Ruth's lap.

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Schantz cousins.

Photograph of Constance Demaris Spelman, aged five years and nine months, Richard Ogden Spelman, aged four years and eleven months, and Joan Elizabeth Schantz, aged three years. The cousins are seen outdoors seated in a row on a bench.

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Victoria School, Kitchener, Ont. : Class of 1915-1916.

One group portrait of the Victoria School class of 1915-1916, of which Dorothy White [front row, third from right?] was a student. The group, taught by Mrs. Suter, is seen posed in four rows, grouped by gender, on the front steps of the school.

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Snyder family.

Upper body studio portrait of Joe Snyder, wife Priscilla, and daughter Martha (age 1). Joe is looking toward the camera and Priscilla is seen looking at Martha.

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Schantz, Sophie.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of Sophie Schantz seen looking at camera and wearing a top with leg of mutton sleeves.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Upper body studio portrait of Ruth Schantz, seen from the left side with a ribbon in her hair.

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Schantz, Ruth and Worth.

Full body studio portrait of Ruth (age 12) and Worth (age 2) Schantz seen looking off camera. Ruth is seated with Worth standing at her side, his left arm resting on her lap.

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White, Clara.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of Clara White seen looking off camera. Photograph has been altered to show Clara in a flower adorned scroll.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Full length studio portrait of Ruth Schantz, age 15 months, seen standing on a wicker chair in a long black dress and looking off camera.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Full length studio portrait of Ruth Schantz, age 15 months, seen standing on a wicker chair in a long black dress and looking off camera.

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Schantz, Florence and Sophie.

Full length studio portrait of Florence Annie Catherine Schantz and Sophie Emma Schantz seen looking off camera. Sophie is seated on a chair draped in a large fur and Florence is stands to her right with left hand on back of chair.

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Wismer, Solomon.

Three quarter length studio portrait of Solomon Wismer seen looking at camera with legs crossed and left arm resting on side table.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

Full length studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz, age 2 years and 5 months. Orpheus is seen seated in a high back chair, dressed in a long gown and jacket.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer and Carrie Flagler.

Full length studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz and Carrie Schantz (nee Flagler). Orpheus is seated in a chair, dressed in a suit, with legs crossed. Carrie stands to his left in a long dress with right hand on back of Orpheus' chair.

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Schantz, Sophie.

Head and shoulders body studio portrait of Sophie Emma Schantz seen looking off camera in partial profile.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Full length studio portrait of Ruth Schantz at two years of age seen standing in a long white gown and holding a bough of flowers.

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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

Upper body studio portrait of Orpheus Moyer Schantz seen looking off camera and wearing a Cedar Falls Drum Corps uniform and cap.

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Schantz/Flagler family.

Photograph of Carrie Flagler Schantz (at left) standing outdoors with daughter Ruth Schantz and sister-in-law Nell Johnston Flagler. The three are shown standing on the lawn of the Schantz home at Morton Park.

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United Brethren Church group outing to Elora Gorge.

Group portrait taken during an outing to Elora, Ontario of members of a United Brethren Church group from Berlin, Ontario. The group is seen posed for the camera against a rocky backdrop.

Back row standing: ?, [Aggie Brubacher], Franklin Abram Schantz, Edgar Clemens, ?, ?

Seated middle row: Arthur Benjamin Schantz, Eli Brubacher, ?, [Amos Musselman], Ella Weaver, ?

Seated front row: Sophie Emma Schantz, [Lizzie Musselman]

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Ephemera: memorial cards received.

Memorial cards, some including clippings, received by members of the family, including eight in stamped envelopes. People included:

  • Bair, Henry Clay
  • Bowman, Abram O. (d. July 10, 1929) - includes clipping
  • Bowman, Allan (d. April 7, 1928)
  • Bowman, Joshua Snyder (d. April 8, 1895)
  • Bowman, Maria (May 17, 1921)
  • Bowman, Mary (March 6, 1815 - August 24, 1901)
  • Burkholder, Samuel (January 2, 1816 - March 12, 1893)
  • Eby, Catharine (d. July 6, 1909)
  • Eby, Hannah (d. May 27, 1883)
  • Detwiler, Lenora (d. April 30, 1913)
  • Hallman, Magdalena (d. June 19, 1888)
  • Hilborn, Carrie E. (d. July 1, 1895)
  • Honsberger, Mary (d. February 21, 1899)
  • Kolb, Jacob Z. (d. June 3, 1919)
  • Kolb, Mary (d. Marcy 13, 1900)
  • Lackner, William A. (d. November 2, 1906)
  • Lindner, Adelina (d. May 16, 1906)
  • Martin, Benjamin F. (d. September 9, 1917)
  • Meyers, Annie Louise (d. September 13, 1906)
  • Meyer, Elizabeth B. (d. June 14, 1929) - includes clipping
  • Meyers, Eliah (June 7, 1837 - June 27, 1927)
  • Meyers, Hilda (d. July 31, 1907)
  • Meyers, Sarah M. (July 23, 1846 - November 16, 1928)
  • Millar, Alexander (November 4, 1835 - December 11, 1918)
  • Moyer, Joseph B. (d. August 3, 1891)
  • Nahrgang, Mary (d. December 26, 1921)
  • Oberholtzer, Elizabeth (March 31, 1910)
  • Plowman, Geo. (d. August 21, 1891)
  • Rodgers, Edith Cameron
  • Schneider, David B. (d. November 28, 1928) - includes clippings
  • Shantz, Josiah (November 18, 1861 - April 28, 1908)
  • Shantz, Josiah (December 5, 1834 - August 3, 1913)
  • Shaw, Elizabeth (d. December 2, 1894)
  • Snider, Menno (d. February 9, 1917)
  • Snyder, Alda (March 5, 1911)
  • Snyder, Angeline (d. May 12, ?)
  • Snyder, Ruth Magdalena (August 4, 1911)
  • Standen, Frances Emma (October 22, 1916)
  • Swartz, Nancy (d. May 24, 1917)
  • Swartz, Sarah (November 23, 1917)
  • Weaver, Elizabeth (July 13, 1858 - November 24, 1928)
  • Weaver, Ella (August 25, 1875 - September 3, 1917) - includes clippings
  • Woodward, W.S. (November 5, 1904)

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[Snider family].

Studio portrait of an unidentified adult with three children. The adult may be Faith Snider with children (left to right) Ralph Edward, Gertrude Mabel and Elsie Louise.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Three quarter length studio portrait of Ruth Schantz seen seated, with arm resting on chair arm, and looking at camera. The bottom of the image has been intentionally faded out.

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Schantz, Ruth.

Portrait of Ruth Schantz at six years of age seen looking at camera and with left arm resting on a table with a potted plant.

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Shantz, James Robert and wife Elisabeth.

Full body studio portrait of James Robert Shantz (nephew of Tobias Schantz) and wife Elisabeth seen looking at camera. James is seated in a wicker chair with Elisabeth standing at side.

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Schantz, Mrs. Mary and gentleman.

One full body studio portrait, identified on verso as Mrs. Mary Schantz. Woman is standing to the side of her husband who is seated in a large dining chair. It is unclear if the identification on the verso refers to the woman in the photograph, or the owner of the photograph.

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Welden Combination : staff.

Portrait of the employees of Welden Combination of Iowa Falls, Iowa. Identified on the verso are: William Welden (Proprietor & Manager), S.H. Welden (Travelling Salesman), J.L. Welden (Shipping Clerk), Robert Wright, Jr. (Manager Clothing Department), E.R. Stewart (Assistant Manager Clothing Department), Aaron McDonell (Manager Grocery Department), Clint McDonell (Delivery-man), Orpheus Moyer Schantz (Manager Dry Goods Department), Kate Griswold (Stenographer and Typewriter), O.J. Lawson (Fashionable Cutter), J.H. Flemming (Journeyman Coatmaker), George Schade (Pants Maker).

Thomson, Jessie.

Two identical full length studio portraits of Miss. Jessie Thomson seen seated on a chair covered with a fur and looking at camera. Enclosed is a calling card of Miss. Thomson with the inscription "With love all & best wishes for the new year."

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Snyder, Albert.

Full length studio portrait of Albert Snyder and wife standing side by side in their wedding outfits.

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Schantz, Josiah Orphus and family.

Head and shoulders tudio portrait of Josiah Orphus Schantz with wife [Isabella Mae Hutchinson] and an unidentified child, likely Earl Robert Christian, posed between them with hand on Isabella's shoulder.

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Shantz family.

Studio portrait of Josiah Kolb Shantz with wife Nancy Kolb Shantz and children Eliza, Benjamin, Abram, Elo and Lorena. Placement of children not included with identifications. Birth dates of children suggest Eliza and Elo are standing at right and Lorena is seated at left. Benjamin and Abram were born too close together to determine their standing order at left.

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Schantz, Christian and family.

Group portrait of Christian Schantz (brother of Tobias), Mary Hutchinson, and all of their children that lived into adulthood: Benjamin Schantz, Jacob Arthur Schantz, Susanna Ann Schantz, Lydia Elizabeth Schantz, James Robert Shantz, Josiah Orphus Schantz, Christian Reid Shantz, William Andrew Schantz, George Washington Shantz and Walter Dickson Schantz. All members of the family are seen seated in front of a home, likely Christian's homestead in Wetaskiwin, Alta.

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Christmas greetings

Christmas greeting card from Nellie Shoemaker to uncle Tobias Schantz featuring two swallows, holly and a snow covered landscape.

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Christmas greetings.

Christmas greeting card sent from Walter, Margery + Dorothy Spelman to their great-grandfather, Tobias Kolb Schantz. The card features an illustrated string of garland and three movable Christmas trees. It reads: "Christmas Greetings / Behind each Christmas tree / Hidden from view / You'll find a Christmas wish / From me ~ to You."

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Christmas greetings.

Christmas greeting card featuring an illustrated winter scene with a snow covered church and a robin perched on a tree branch on front with the message: "May Your Christmas Both Happy and Merry Be." The verso includes excerpts from Josiah Gilbert Holland's poem "A Christmas Carol".

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Christmas and New Year greetings.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year post card sent from Elizabeth Shantz to Tobias Schantz (spelled without a "c"). The front of the postcard includes an illustration of childlike angels, pine boughs and a quotes from the Bible. They read: "I am the Light of the world. S.Jno. 8:12" and "In they light shall we see light. Ps.36.9" The verso includes a written message from Elizabeth wishing Tobias a nice Christmas.

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Best wishes.

Christmas card booklet featuring illustrated lilacs and a "Best Wishes" greeting on the front cover "From Eliza to Uncle Tobias". The booklet contains the lyrics for the hymn "Like a river, glorious".

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Easter greetings.

Easter Greetings card featuring tulips, birch trees and a cottage. It reads: "A greeting of friendliness / At Easter with best wishes / For your happiness".

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Fond greetings.

Blank card with scalloped edging featuring rose, forsythia, a white dove and a hand holding a card that reads: "With fond greetings!"

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Shantz, Benjamin and Shantz, Margaret : correspondence received.

Two letters received by Benjamin Shantz and his second wife Margaret Shantz (nee Swinton).

Date and Place from: September 05, 1864 Waterloo To Shantz, Benjamin, 1811-1868 and Shantz, Margaret, 1840- From Shantz, Josiah Kolb, 1834- and Shantz, Nancy Kolb Notes: Writes that he and Nancy have a new son named Benjamin.

Date and Place from: [18-?] s.l. To Shantz, Benjamin, 1811-1868 and Shantz, Margaret, 1840- From Schantz, Josiah and Shantz, Nancy Notes: Partial letter, salutation missing.

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Schantz family.

Studio portrait of (left to right) Luella Jane, Mary, Homer LeRoy, Abram Shantz. The family later moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Ephemera: drinking cups.

Three paper drinking cups made from waterproof paper material. The front features an illustration of three seated adults raising glasses in salute and the back features an advertisement for Wolf American High Art Cycles with an illustrated bicycle.

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Schantz, Sophie.

One upper body studio portrait of Sophie Emma Schantz. The photograph has been modified so that a border of flowers and birds surrounds Sophie.

Originally in page 11 of album 1.

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Schantz, Ruth.

One upper body studio portrait of Ruth Schantz, age three.

Originally on page 5 of album 2.

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Moyer family.

Studio portrait of the Jacob Nash Moyer and family. Jacob is seated at left, Mary Miller Moyer is standing at centre, holding Bertha, age 4 months, and Willard White, age 2 years, 7 months is seated at right. All but Bertha are looking off camera.

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Moyer, Jacob Nash and family.

Studio portrait of Jacob Nash Moyer and family seen looking at camera. Left to right: Evelyn M. Moyer (age 9), Frances M. Moyer (age 14), Jacob Nash Moyer, Willard White Moyer (age 16), Mary Miller Moyer, Richard Moyer (age 12) and Winifred M. Moyer (age 7).

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Spelman children.

Snapshot of (left to right) Dorothy, Margery Ruth and Walter Bishop Spelmen as children standing on the running boards of a Cole 8 car.

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New years card.

Handmade New Years card from the Schantz family to Arthur Benjamin Schantz. The card features calligraphy, small drawings of bells and has scherenschnitte edges. It reads: "1894. Wishing you a joyous new year. To Arthur B. Schantz From Ruth, Carrie & Orph."

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